Nutrition epidemiology is a branch that is specialized in research to examine the role of nutrition played in the cause of diseases. To monitor the nutrition status in a population and to develop new interventions to reach the healthy eating patterns in the population.
The effects of dietary intake and nutritional status on health are complex. Multiple nutrients work together in the body, with differing impacts on different systems and under differing environmental conditions. The effects of dietary intake may be modified or confounded by other exposures, including physical activity, smoking, and alcohol consumption.
Understanding and untangling specific effects requires an understanding of the complex interactions among exposures and the technical skills for clarifying them in population-based data. Epidemiologic studies may generate important new ideas about health risks or protective factors, and offer suggestions for public health policy.
Related Journals of Nutrition Epidemiology
European Journal of Nutrition, International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, Journal of Nutrition and Health, Advances in nutrition (Bethesda, Md.)